Singer takes down images of its Baja-inspired ACS after Porsche objects

first_imgPorsche has apparently asked boutique car manufacturer Singer to remove its latest off-road inspired 911 from its website, since the automaker’s name appears on the coupe without licence.Singer Vehicle Design’s ACS (All-terrain Competition Study) has been removed from the customizer’s website following its receipt of a message from Porsche’s legal department, according to Carscoops.The issue stems from the embossed PORSCHE lettering that adorn the rocker panels of the ACS, as well as the ‘Porsche’ sticker on the rear trunk lid. “We are glad to have a growing community of Porsche enthusiasts. They help us to ensure that so many Porsche cars originally built decades ago remain on the road and are still being enjoyed,” a Porsche representative said in a statement.“At the same time, we have a responsibility to out customers to ensure that Porsche products – designed and engineered by us – can be clearly and easily identified. This can range from an individual component or piece of clothing using our name through to whole cars. We do this by allowing only products created or directly licensed by us to carry the Porsche name.”Singer has yet to respond to requests for comment. The ACS is currently just a one-off for a very wealthy customer, but since Singer has hinted it could build more of them, Porsche wants to make sure people aren’t confusing the thing with a real Porsche product.Whether the ACS will return to Singer’s website after the name is removed remains to be seen. Other vehicles in the Singer lineup also feature the Porsche brand name emblazoned on them, although they appear to be safe for now. Consider this a warning for those who want to ride the coattails of other, more prestigious brands.Porsche is set to unveil its own “Safari” 911 in the coming months, so another wrinkle of the story might be that the German automaker doesn’t want Singer’s ACS to be confused with the real McCoy.LISTEN: We kick off Season 4 with at look at new EVs available in Canada. New Vehicles Singer jumps on ‘safari’ bandwagon with all-terrain Porsche 911 studyby Alex Reid | January 5, 2021 See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Trending Videos First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canadacenter_img advertisement RELATED TAGS911PorscheCoupeLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesSpeed & Performance We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED ‹ Previous Next › Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more